#Ferrarigate continues. The FIA has now responded to the teams’ declaration of war. However, this letter, which was recently published doesn’t shed any more light on the 2019 Ferrari engine unit. On the contrary: It’s becoming increasingly obvious that the FIA had reasonable grounds for suspicion – but was unable to bring forward clear evidence against Ferrari.
The statement is a second class acquittal. And, worse, it’s a capitulation towards Ferrari. The FIA admits that it cannot adequately control the state-of-the-art and highly complicated hybrid units. Here is the official statement:
One thing is certain: This explanation will not reassure the new alliance nor any of the teams. On the contrary. It shows once again that the FIA capitulates to the highly complicated hybrid engines. This leaves the door wide open for future fraud and more cheating.
The question remains: why did Ferrari even agree to a deal if no one could prove something conclusive? Peculiar, indeed!